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Summary

  1. Djokovic beats Murray 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 6-0
  2. World number one wins fifth Australian Open, eighth Grand Slam
  3. Djokovic has won all three Australian Open finals against Murray
  4. Murray lost 2010 Australian Open final against Roger Federer
  5. Get involved: #bbctennis on Twitter, 81111 on text

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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And that's the

end of the 2015 Australian Open. It was the tournament where Andy Murray proved he is capable of reaching the heights of old after an iffy 12 months, but in the last few hours we've also learned he has to improve if he is to compete on such grand stages with the greats.

Djokovic is enjoying that familiar feeling of being an Australian Open champion and, with eight Grand Slams in the bag, can rightly claim to be one of the best players there has ever been.

Thanks, as always, for joining us and contributing. If you missed any of the action there are

highlights and
winning moments to watch. Bye for now, until we return on 6 March for Davis Cup action when Britain take on the USA in Glasgow.

Before you forget about the Australian Open for another year, make sure you have a read of these three corking stories from Melbourne.

Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears wears

a 'Parental Advisory: Explicit Content' T-shirt to the men's singles final.

Serena Williams says

vomiting during the final helped her win a sixth women's singles title.

Former world number one Martina Hingis wins

her first Grand Slam title since coming out of retirement.

Andy Murray
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Australian Open tweet Andy Murray's thoughts on the defeat: "I'm frustrated at myself to let that [Djokovic injury] bother me. To me the reason why I lost that match was not a physical reason because I feel fine now."

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Diepriye Josiah: Spectacular collapse from Andy losing 12 of the last 13 games. Can't put a positive spin on this. At least he's still smiling.

James Stevenson: Andy Murray will look back and won't be pleased with his attitude at the end. But he'll want to rectify that and I'm sure he will.

Jelena Djokovic
Jelena Djokovic

Novak Djokovic's wife Jelena

posts a picture on Twitter of their baby son Stefan watching the moment his daddy collected the trophy.

All together now. Aaaaah...

Stat attack

  • Murray's defeat means no Briton has won the men's singles since Fred Perry in 1934
  • Murray has lost his last six matches against the player ranked number one in the world
  • Murray has won two and lost six of his Grand Slam finals

Stat attack

  • Djokovic wins his eighth Grand Slam title to move into equal eighth place on the all-time list, alongside Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall.
  • Djokovic now has a 8-7 win-loss record in his 15 Grand Slam finals.
  • Djokovic is the 17th number one seed to win the Australian Open.

'He needs a good, hard look in the mirror'

Pat Cash

1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Andy Murray looks dejected
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"If Murray wants to beat these guys he has to learn from this. He has won an Olympic gold medal, Wimbledon and the US Open and he is a seriously good player, but if he is to become a great player he has to fix this element.

"He needs a good, hard look in the mirror and get his head together, but this loss is not the end of the world. It's not the worst thing for Murray to be almost embarrassed by the performance. Hopefully he will learn from it."

'Andy will feel he let everyone down'

Pat Cash

1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Andy Murray has to look at it and say 'I can't do this again' and see what he did wrong. He needs to find a balance between attacking and defending.

"No one is going to be more disappointed than him. We have all been there as professional players where you sit there and say 'what did I do wrong?'. Andy will feel he let everyone down but you learn from it. He has great physical fitness and he had a great tournament up to an hour ago."

Britain's 81-year wait for an Australian Open champion extends to another year...

But, on the bright side, Murray is the only Britain to reach four Australian Opens with Fred Perry only managing two. Every cloud...

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Christopher Wood: A very moving speech from Andy, first two sets were very high quality and then exhaustion took over.

Liz Henwood: A valiant effort but Djokovic just too good. Feeling very positive about Andy Murray's form for the rest of the season though.

George Loggie: What a great pity! Andy Murray went walkabout in the third set and that's when he lost the match. All credit to Djokovic.

'Murray melted down, he absolutely collapsed'

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Pat Cash

1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Novak Djokovic poses with ball boys and girls
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"Novak Djokovic's intensity as world number one is a brilliant skill in itself. We have seen how good Djokovic is and how little he gives his opponent.

"Things started snowballing for Andy Murray once he lost concentration then, in the fourth set, everything went against him. I feel sorry for him.

"He has not put up a great fight. He melted down - he absolutely collapsed. I wouldn't want to put a rose-tinted outlook on it - he melted down and will be disappointed. He hasn't been in this situation too many times and it became too much for him."

Watch Djokovic's winning shot

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Andy Murray will not want to watch the winning moment again - but you might want to.

Luckily you can.

Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy
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Djokovic takes his trophy towards the gaggle of photographers who want a picture of the Australian Open champion giving the trophy a big smooch. Who knows where Andy Murray is. Will he ever have his day in the Melbourne sun?

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John Lloyd

1977 Australian Open runner-up on BBC One

"Andy Murray has had some injury problems, but now he is back in the finals of Grand Slams. There have been some good things about these two weeks for him but he has got to work on the mental side - that was obvious here.

"He has to go back to positive things and he can win a Slam this year. If he can vent and get rid of it, that's fine.

"But today he let it drag on for two and three games. By the time he got his mind back, it was game over."

"They tolerate a lot of things from me, on and off the court and put up with a lot from me," says Djokovic as he looks towards his camp.

"Without my family and closest people this wouldn't be possible and I thank you for supporting me. Last but not least, the fans. A record 733,000 - it's been a record-breaking year in terms of the fans coming to this Australian Open and it's truly one of the most remarkable sport events around the world and I'm honoured to be standing here as a champion for a fifth time and be among an elite group of players."

Player reaction

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Novak Djokovic lifts the Australian Open trophy
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"I would like to congratulate you and Kim on your engagement and I wish you a wonderful wedding and many kids," says Novak Djokovic. Kim Sears is giggling, but Murray does not react. It's as if Djokovic has told him he's stolen his last chocolate biscuit.

For the fifth time Djokovic steps up to collect the big prize at the Australian Open and the master of ceremonies reminds us that this is the Serb's first major as a father. Djokovic lifts the trophy up and kisses it, before cradling it in his arms.

Player reaction

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Andy Murray with the runner up trophy
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Andy Murray, who reached the final just 16 months after having back surgery: "I'd like to thank my team up there - it has been a tough year. I'm closer than I was a few months ago and I'll keep working hard to get there.

"I'll try to come back next year and have a slightly different outcome in the final."

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Andy Murray
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Beaten finalist Andy Murray, who has been runner-up four times: "Firstly I would like to congratulate Novak on his fifth Australian Open - it is a fantastic record and thoroughly deserved.

"I had amazing support here and it is probably my most consistent Grand Slam throughout my career but just haven't been able to win."

Murray collapsed like a deck of cards, with Djokovic winning 12 of the last 13 games of the match. The Serb looked down and out at the beginning of the third set, his knees were knocking, his shoulders were slumped, but the British number let the opportunity slip. The sponsors are still chatting, a motionless Murray stares into the middle-distance...

Match statistics

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Match stats
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After Djokovic shakes hands with coach Boris Becker, a handful of Rod Laver Arena staff scurry onto court, knocking up a hastily-erected stage.

Bruce McAverney, the master of ceremonies, steps on to stage with a microphone in hand to introduce the presentation party which includes Aussie legend Roy Emerson.

Roy might be having a word in Djokovic's ear in a minute or two, telling him that's he won this thing enough times now...

A cheerless Murray is standing at the net by Djokovic's side, his mind probably whirring with ifs, buts and maybes. He could have won it, but he didn't. The sponsors have their turn under the spotlight. The British number one would prefer to be anywhere else right now.

There we are then, Djokovic becomes the second man in history to win five or more Australian Open titles. One more title at Melbourne Park and the magnificent Serb will be level with all-time leader Roy Emerson. It's only a matter of time, surely?

Novak Djokovic celebrates
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Djokovic raises his arms and blows a kiss towards his camp before he meets Murray at the net. The champion then throws his racquet into the crowd, while Murray smashes his on the ground. That's the difference between winning and losing, I guess.

Game, set and match - Djokovic

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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic at the net shake hands
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All over! Andy Murray looks sapped of both mental and physical energy. Another unforced backhand error hands over two Championship points to Novak Djokovic.

The crowd bristle before turning down the volume as Djokovic tosses up for victory. Net. That's an anti-climax.

A quiet hush as he tries again, but he goes long after a brief rally to hand Murray hope. But it is brief hope - Murray goes into the net and Rod Laver Arena rises to acclaim the new (but very familiar) champion.

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Here we go then. Novak Djokovic is serving for a fifth Australian Open title...

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Andy Murray reacts
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Never mind roast beef and vegetables, Andy Murray could be force-fed a bagel smothered in Djokovic magic.

Djokovic has oodles of time to drill a forehand winner beyond Murray. The Serb cantering, only a few more hurdles to negotiate and the title will be his. Murray scuffs a backhand into the tramlines.

Murray, shoulders hunched, looks like a broken man. Another backhand error hands two break points to Djokovic, who snaffles that quickly as a Murray forehand goes long.

Hingis wins Grand Slam

Like a heart-warming comeback story? Then you'll love this one.

Martina Hingis
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Former world number one Martina Hingis has won her first Grand Slam title since coming out of retirement for a second time in 2013.

The 34-year-old combined with Leander Paes of India to

win the Australian Open mixed doubles, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada 6-4, 6-3.

"Who would have thought it?" Switzerland's Hingis said. "It's more than I could ever dream of."

Djokovic 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 4-0 Murray*

Come on Andy, let's see some fight. Half of Great Britain is willing to sacrifice their Sunday roast dinners to see this going to a fifth set.

And he's showing some! Djokovic opens up a commanding 40-15 lead, before allowing Murray to claw back to deuce with a poor drop shot that the Scot punishes. The Serb taps himself on the forehead.

That little slap does the trick, however, the Serb's splendid second serve working wonders again. And he steps in from the baseline to send a routine forehand fizzing past the Briton. Two games from victory...

The Murray fans among you may not want to watch it, but third set highlights are available at the top of this page if you want a gander.

British women's number one Heather Watson

says on Twitter: "Off to Fed Cup with the ladies so will be on the live scores. At this pace the Australian Open final will still be on when we get there."

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Pat Cash

1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Bjorn borg
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"I would love to get some footage of Bjorn Borg or Roger Federer and sit Andy Murray down in front of it and say 'this is how you keep yourself composed in these type of matches'."

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Joshua Parkinson: #AndyMurray. His head's not just gone, it's away and starting a new life in Spain, starting a small business serving paella.

Nick Armfield: How does Novak do that? Always finding new gears. Unstoppable. Although it helps when Murray has a love affair with the net.

Steve U: Why has no coach ever addressed the Murray forehand? It's a shot that lets him down constantly when he needs it most.

Double break for Djokovic

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Djokovic has a steely expression etched across his face. The sort of expression that says 'I'm in control now and I know it'.

The Serb is helped by this Murray meltdown. The Scot smashes a forehand into the net at 40-15, gifting two break points to his opponent. And he can only watch a Djokovic forehand whizz past his eye-line for the game.

Djokovic, eyeballs popping, screams towards his box. Murray gives another sarcastic smile of resignation...

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Most people are smiling all around the Rod Laver Arena. But not Andy Murray. The Briton loses his eighth game in the last nine as Djokovic finds an extra gear.

Match stats after three sets

Third set statistics
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Djokovic breaks

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Hmmm. The dreaded commentator's curse strikes. Andy Murray does not seem to have cleared his mind after that post-third set tantrum.

A poor service game from the British number one is sweet music to Djokovic's ears. The Serb hits the right notes, pouncing on Murray errors with a sweeping forehand winner for a break point at 40-30.

Djokovic completes the job at the first opportunity. Time for Murray to dig deep. Both mentally and physically.

Pat Cash

1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Andy Murray has to win the next two sets and it's extraordinary the ebbs and flows of this match. It's so hard to be critical of these guys, but Andy has not been at this level for a year so to expect him to be at this level of intensity is difficult.

"When he gets too upset with himself, will he have a let down? I'm frustrated because you see how talented Andy is. If he could just hone it all in then this match could be the other way around."